It’s called a garbage disposal NOT a garbage disposeALL
Since the invention of the garbage disposal in 1927, people have been filling their kitchen sink with all types of stinky and greasy waste. Regardless of this fascinating invention, most people have still experienced a clogged kitchen sink on one or many occasion.
You may think your garbage disposal is to blame for most clogs. However, take a look in the mirror and you’ll find the true problem. 🙂 Yes, human error is the culprit (most of the time). Plumbers from San Diego to Chicago to New York have fought long and hard against the inappropriate waste that gets thrown down drains.
What to avoid putting down the drain:
- Animal bones (of any size) – this is most common item causing clogs
- Egg shells – if you heard they sharpen disposal blades, it’s a myth
- Grease – it hardens and becomes a pest to your drain
- Pasta (including rice) – no matter how much water you use
- Stringy or tough-peeled vegetables such as asparagus, lettuce, celery and potato peels
A little surprising, eh!? We’re guilty on a few counts too. Less is more when it comes to your garbage disposal and avoiding a clogged kitchen sink.
We’ll leave you with the following fun fact since we’re speaking of “less is more.” The first time the term was found in print was in Robert Browning’s 1855 poem, Andrea del Sarto:
“Yet do much less, so much less, Someone says,
(I know his name, no matter) – so much less!
Well, less is more, Lucrezia.”